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Profile for Vince Nel (WW)



Name Vince Nel (WW)
Email Address vincen@fgate.co.za
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I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • 2022 Vasco Ocean Race IRL
    Board » General Discussion
    An opportunity exists for a SOL crewed boat (similar to the SOL Fastnet campaign) for the 2022 Vasco Ocean Race from Durban to East London.
    a Boat has become available for a crew to race this (the oldest offshore race in South Africa) ocean race irl. The boat called Flyer is a Benneteau First33 and she is race ready with new sails etc. She has done the race quite a few times in the past and she stands a decent chance of overall race honours due to a favourable handicap rating.

    Is there an interest in such a venture?
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Saffa Skippers
    Board » General Discussion
    Sorted Seb
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Nice job techs. Will take a bit of getting used to from my side... and not having been on SOL for some time it's a big user interface change straight up. Will play around with it a bit and see what's what.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Closure of Puffin browser
    Board » General Discussion
    Yip... seen the Chrome message as well... SOL will be more challenging in future for sure unless some of the brainy folk can come up with some magic.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • QUAY OF REMEMBRANCE
    Board » General Discussion
    Can I make a suggestion?

    Can the SOL powers that be create a page / link for SOLers who have sailed on?

    We have lost quite a few loved fellow SOLers through the years and for the new SOLers who have joined in recent times as well as new SOLers to yet join it would be good to know in whose wake they sail.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    Devastated to say the least. When we last spoke on email Joao had extended an invitation to us to visit him at home as soon as I can get a yacht kitted and make the passage to Portugal... that was not that long ago. Was looking forward spending some time with him and his family and go sailing together... That will now have to wait for a while.

    I for one will miss him a lot as we shared many a story on email and chatted quite a bit through the years...

    Bugger... don't know what else to say really... Will write a more coherent post later. Day suddenly gone strangely dark here by us.

    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2019-04-09 07:45:13 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Does NOAA not give out medium to long term prediction models?
    I'm talking IRL cruising here and not SOL just for the record.


    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2018-09-25 15:23:34 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi SOLers... Which are the best long to medium term weather and atmospheric data models to use for long distance cruising?

    asking for some guidance here.

    Thanks.

    Vince
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Please sign me up for the _SOTP suffix again.
    Ta
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  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Count me in! Sign me up please!
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Vasco da Gama Ocean Race 2022

Point Yacht Club welcomes Sailonline to the 2022 running of the classic Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. This race is the oldest established international sailing event in South Africa and traditionally starts in the bay of Maputo, the old Portuguese colonial capital of Mozambique and finishes in Durban. Last year, and now again this year, the race was/will be from Durban to East London - circa 250nm in native Cape 31 speed machines.
Race #1573
INFO by brainaid.de
Cape 31 PARTICULARS
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Race starts: May 22nd 08:00 Registration Open!

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Elba Rendezvous 2022
Another new race in the SOL calendar. This time a sprint along the route of the classic regatta triangle proposed by Renegade. The theatre of our struggle will be Golfo Di Follonica with its start and finish at Piombino. More buoys were set up in front of Porto Azzurro on Elba Island and next to Punta Ala. One lap of 38 NM will be done with the help of Beneteau Figaro. Carefully plan the direction to start 😊 and "Let the force be with you."
Race #1579
INFO by brainaid.de
Beneteau Figaro PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SPRQ2 - SPRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
May 18 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: May 14th 16:00 Registration Closed

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Seoul to Seoul TIMED 2022
In this TIMED race designed by NZL_Scotsman, you'll start at Incheon, sail around 34nm WNW through the Korean DMZ towards the island of Yongmae-do and leave it to port, before returning to Incheon. Luckily, there is no military presence to contend with in this SOL race, though there's still plenty of islands to watch out for and not BBQ on. And once back in Incheon, you can even RE-REGISTER HERE for another attempt. Fastest round trip wins!
Race #1585
INFO by brainaid.de
J130 PARTICULARS
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Ranking: TRQ2 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
22 May at 2300 UTC
Race starts: May 09th 12:00 Registration Open!

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San Francisco to New York 2022
Cornelius Vanderbilt, who made his money - that his descendants enjoyed to spend sailing and racing yachts - by recognizing that getting from the East Coast to the West Coast of the USA was best done by rail, would have been more than a little amused to see SOL organizing yacht races over the very route by water he made redundant. It's about 13,000 nautical miles, which compares with less than 3000 statute miles by train! Six years ago, the best SOLers managed to complete the passage from San Francisco to New York in around 36 days, sailing our much-used veteran ocean greyhound, the Super Maxi 100. Time to try again, this time on the VO70. If you aim for a SOG of 18kn, it'll only take you a month.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1567
INFO by brainaid.de
VO70_v4 PARTICULARS
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Ranking:
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Race starts: May 01st 19:00 Registration Closed

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Sea of Japan Race 2022
For our fourth Seven Seas of Asia race, we invite you to an exciting 1900nm race down Japan's Pacific seaboard, through the Suwo Sound and back north up the length of the Sea of Japan to a finish off Russia's seaport of Kholmsk on the south western coast of Sakhalin Island, in suitably sturdy Finngulf 43s. Don't miss it!
Race #1542
INFOby brainaid.de
Finngulf 43 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC - SSA
RACE CLOSE: Thursday,
May 19 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: May 01st 02:00 Registration Closed

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